Travel to Cuba easy

“Trump Effect” is Boosting US Visitation to “Foe” Destinations

Contrary to White House policies, US travel to Cuba, Iran and Mexico is way up. One might think that foreign countries in the crosshairs of President Trump’s disparaging rhetoric and hurtful policies would see a slump in tourism, but surprisingly the opposite is proving true. Despite Trump’s attempts to close borders and restrict travel, Intrepid Travel has seen record […]

Venice a top destination for Virtuoso agents

Virtuoso Looks at “Fire of Desire” Influence on Travel Planning

Travelers in 2020 are seizing the day and prioritizing trips now, fired up by the belief that customized experiences are the best investment of their money and time, according to the latest Virtuoso Luxe Report. The luxury travel network  annually surveys its top travel agency members and their advisor sales force across 50 countries to predict […]

Sustainable cruising

Get Ready for the Rise of Green Cruising

Carnival Corporation, which holds the tag as the world’s largest leisure travel company, is partnering with leaders from maritime and engineering industries to pilot the world’s first fuel cell system designed to power large passenger vessels. As early as 2021, Germany-based AIDA Cruises will trial this innovative fuel technology on AIDAnova, becoming the cruise industry’s […]

light Fests and gardens

Gardens Around the Globe Set Aglow for the Holidays

By Susan McKee   As the daylight dwindles, city centers, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas. Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, features a one-mile winter trail with a laser garden, […]

Four Seasons coming to Nashville

Nashville Tops Out at Priciest U.S. City for Spending the Night

Not all cities are created equal – especially when it comes to average daily rates at favorite hotels. To that end, Nashville may just be the the most expensive city in the United States to stay overnight, according to a survey released this month by Cheaphotels.org. The booking site compared hotel rates across 50 urban destinations. Looking at rates […]

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Lark has been a travel journalist for more than 30 years. She shares weekly news and reviews on all facets of travel. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure or planning a trip for someone else, Lark’s insight on cruise travel, air travel, hotels, resorts, popular activities, attractions and destinations will keep trips cost- and time-efficient, and help all the travel go that much more smoothly.